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Turtle & Hughes: Innovate, Integrate

March 1, 2014 1:37 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

In a blend of new and old school, Turtle & Hughes brings core competencies in several product categories to its integrated supply platform, creating a strategic advantage for its customers. Yet this aggressively competitive approach is all wrapped up in a homegrown, ESOP company where it’s not uncommon for an employee to spend a career.

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2013 Big 50 List

September 1, 2014 2:46 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

The Big 50 list highlights a group of companies who are aggressive and progressive. This year's list shows a significant amount of revenue growth, more than typical amounts of consolidation, and even a notably absent name (Barnes Distribution, now a part of MSC). It’s a tough marketplace, and the strong survive and thrive. If anything in these pages inspires confidence, we hope it’s the leadership of an industry that refuses to slow down.

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4 Signs Your Warehouse Needs a Barcoding System

April 15, 2014 4:48 pm | White Papers

Picture this...Employees are wandering the aisles of your warehouse, trying to find an inventory item to complete a shipment that must go out today. Unfortunately, the item appears to be either out of stock or has been placed in the wrong section of your facility. The problem is your manual records are incorrect — so you have no way of knowing.

Tennsco Corporation Makes Two Acquisitions

April 15, 2014 10:46 am | by Tennsco Corp. | News | Comments

These two acquisitions bring two new product lines to Tennsco: SpacePro mobile shelving and Kompakt Systems mobile shelving. All three companies have a long history of successful partnering, making this merger a natural progression.   

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Zebra Technologies To Acquire Enterprise Business From Motorola Solutions For $3.45B

April 15, 2014 10:33 am | News | Comments

With 2013 pro-forma sales of approximately $2.5 billion, Motorola's Enterprise business is an industry leader in mobile computing and advanced data capture communications technologies and services.          

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Registration Now Open For UnleashWD 2014

April 15, 2014 10:13 am | by UnleashWD | News | Comments

The third annual UnleashWD innovation summit will continue its effort to promote innovation and fresh ideas in the wholesale distribution industry on Oct. 29-30 in Chicago. Andrew Berlin, the CEO of Berlin Packaging and the owner of the minor league baseball team the South Bend (Ind.) Silver Hawks, will serve as one of the keynote speakers.

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Stainless Steel Mobilized Storage System

April 15, 2014 10:03 am | by Spacesaver Industrial | Product Releases | Comments

This ActivRAC 7M-­SS has been designed to meet the increasing demand for more storage capacity in clean room or corrosive environments.

Supply Chain Network Design: Is There Really A Blueprint for Success?

April 14, 2014 10:51 am | by Dale Pickett, Director, Supply Chain Consulting at Tompkins International | Articles | Comments

Supply chain optimization, like lifestyle changes, do not happen overnight. They are ongoing processes marked by continuous improvement and a few ups and downs. But in both situations, it’s essential to have a blueprint for success.         

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S-Shape Reversible Double Box Ratcheting Wrench Set

April 14, 2014 10:44 am | by GearWrench | Product Releases | Comments

Exclusive GearWrench Surface Drive technology puts force on the flats of fasteners – not the corners – for improved durability, better grip, and reduced chance of fastener rounding, says the company.

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Hisco's Documented Cost Savings Program Hits $100M In Customer Savings

April 14, 2014 10:40 am | by Hisco | News | Comments

Hisco and its customers achieve cost savings in a number of ways, including changes to the manufacturing process, product handling optimization, logistics efficiencies, pricing efficiencies, and stocking planning.         

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Staples Launches In-Store 3D Printing Experience

April 14, 2014 10:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

With the new experience centers, both small businesses and consumers are able to learn more about 3D printing through demonstration areas where they can use design software and see 3D Systems printers in action.          

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NetPlus Alliance Hosts Inaugural Group Meeting; 2013 Award Winners Announced

April 14, 2014 10:33 am | by NetPlus Alliance | News | Comments

The intense day of business meetings was broken up by an award luncheon where NetPlus founder Dan Judge introduced his daughter, Jennifer Murphy, the recently appointed president of NetPlus. Jennifer is the fifth generation to lead the family-owned business, which has industrial roots dating back to 1885.

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ICP Course Educates New Hires On Fundamentals

April 14, 2014 10:30 am | by Industrial Careers Pathway | News | Comments

Written by industrial distributors and manufacturers, the course is organized into four modules, with each module featuring 15-20 quick, single topic lessons. Modules cover the basics of industrial distribution: ID Fundamental Organizational Overview, Operations Overview, Customer Service & Sales, Marketing, and Profitability.

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Premier Oil Services Acquires Perfect Metals USA

April 14, 2014 10:18 am | by Premier Oil Services | News | Comments

Premier Oil Services, a provider of motors to the hydraulic fracturing industry, has acquired 100% of Perfect Metals USA for 9,000,000 shares of its common stock.                

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Dräger & United Central Industrial Supply Launch Partnership In Mining Industry

April 14, 2014 9:43 am | by Dräger & United Central Industrial Supply | News | Comments

This partnership is designed to enhance customer field support by combining Draeger’s portfolio with United Central’s comprehensive sales and support network.                  

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Monster Tool, National Tooling Join IBC

April 11, 2014 10:59 am | News | Comments

Headquartered in Lindsay, Texas, National Tooling Products provides off-the-shelf cutting tools and MRO supplies, as well as a customized cutting tools. Monster Tool produces high-performance, low-cost, carbide cutting tools that are 100% Made in the USA, says IBC.

Fastenal Sales Rise 8.7% In Q1

April 11, 2014 10:50 am | by Fastenal Company | News | Comments

"With expanded investment, comes expanded expectations - in July 2013 we grew average daily sales over the same month in the preceding year in the low single digits, in March 2014 we grew average daily sales over the same month in the preceding year by 11.6%," says Will Oberton, CEO.

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AMETEK To Acquire Zygo Corporation

April 11, 2014 10:45 am | by AMETEK | News | Comments

Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Middlefield, CT, Zygo is a leading provider of optical metrology solutions, high precision optics, and optical assemblies for use in a wide range of scientific, industrial, and medical applications.    

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Valin Launches Mobile Technology Vehicle Tour

April 11, 2014 10:41 am | News | Comments

The truck will travel across the Western United States to demonstrate Valin’s value add supply partner capabilities. In addition, this year’s MTV is fit with some key upgrades that will better communicate Valin’s capabilities as a full service, technical solutions provider.

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Allor Manufacturing To Distribute Royal Purple Lubrication Products

April 11, 2014 10:38 am | by Allor-Plesh | News | Comments

Allor-Plesh, a provider of engineered conveyor chain, levelers, and specialty bearings, has partnered with Royal Purple to exclusively distribute Royal Purple lubrication products to the North American Steel Industry.         

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Bezos Offers Amazon Update On Drones, Offers Fulfillment Center Workers Up To $5,000 To Quit

April 11, 2014 10:33 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

In a quirk, Bezos also said Amazon offers employees money to leave the company, a program called Pay to Quit, modeled after a similar program at Zappos. Once a year, the company offers $2,000 to quit, adding $1,000 a year, up to a maximum of $5,000.

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